2015 New This Week Archive Stories

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  • Culture King By: Kedric Francis
    Whoever said there are no second acts in American lives has never met Henry Segerstrom. Which makes sense, because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that line in "The Great Gatsby" in 1925, when young Master Segerstrom was two and just starting out on what was by all accounts a halcyon young life growing up in Santa Ana. “Henry was good at
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • One Door Away from Heaven By: Peter Larsen
    Dean Koontz doesn’t get out much and that’s entirely by design.The author of thrillers, such as the recent “Saint Odd” and scores of earlier best-sellers such as “Watchers” and “Intensity,” says he likes to put in at least 60 hours a week at the keyboard of his old-fashioned MS-DOS computer.
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Bridge to the Future By: Kedric Francis
    Though austerity advocates and recently elected council members may disagree, the architectural community’s consensus on the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park is as clear as the ocean view from the end of its pedestrian bridge. The design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson recently won one of 23 Honor Awards from the American Institute of Archit
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Candy Crush By: Jenn Tanaka
    Blooming Love If you believe in the adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then capture his affection with the Sugared Love Roses M Bar. The 73 percent bittersweet dark chocolate candy bar, infused with floral rose notes, is covered with
    Thu Feb 05, 2015
  • The Tribe at Water's Edge By: Terence Loose
    Photography by Joni Sternbach Long ago, in my college years, I took a class in semiotics. The first day there were 30 students and we were greeted by a bearded professor wearing tattered Birkenstocks and offering a challenge. “Your entire grade will be based on one, final paper. It can be on anything, but you must convince
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Cameo Beach By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The beaches at Cameo Shores in Corona del Mar are rocky, not your typical sandy ones. However, they provide exceptional opportunities for photography, exploring the tidepools and practicing your hiking skills over slippery rocks.
    Fri Dec 12, 2014
  • The OC skies By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Mon Dec 01, 2014
  • Year-End Investment Decisions
    What are year-end investment decisions?Year-end investment decisions may sometimes result in substantial tax savings. Tax planning may allow you to control the timing and method by which you report your income and claim your deductions and credits. The basic strategy for year-end pl
    Mon Nov 17, 2014
  • Cuisine: Filomena's Italian Kitchen By: Jenn Tanaka
    Linda English loves comfort food. When you walk into Filomena’s, her Costa Mesa restaurant, instantly you feel as if you’re visiting a friend’s house. “In Italian homes, everyone always gathers in the kitchen,” she says. “I don’t know anyone who uses a traditional family room anymore.” When you eat
    Tue Nov 11, 2014
  • Halloween Surf By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The ninth Annual Halloween Surf Event brought over 100 surfers to the Newport Pier.  It was a perfect day:  warm air, warm water and 2-3 foot waves. Surfers of all ages showed their creativity for costumes as well as their surfing skills to the delight of their beach audience.
    Mon Oct 27, 2014
  • Partial Solar Eclipse By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Photographer Lawrence Sherwin captured the partical solar eclipse on Thursday.
    Fri Oct 24, 2014
  • PBR: Bulls on the Beach By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Bulls on the Beach, a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competition, rode into Huntington Beach on Saturday. Over 5,000 enthusiastic  fans watched fifteen of the world's best riders try to ride fifteen of world's  the best bulls. Matt Triplett from Montana won the event, $7,500 and 88 points toward the PBR World Finals that takes place in
    Tue Oct 21, 2014
  • Scare Tactics By: Vinnie Leduc
    On most afternoons and evenings, Knott’s Berry Farm, the “other” amusement park in Orange County, is merely the landmark for commuters on the eastbound 91 and southbound 5 that equates to a collective sigh of relief as drivers are released from the snarls of notorious LA traffic. In October, Knott’s Berry
    Tue Oct 14, 2014
  • A Vision for a Better Tomorrow By: Jenn Tanaka
    Peace for Liberia started with a dream. One night as Leymah Gbowee was sleeping, a voice told her that she needed to gather the women of her church together to pray for peace. Admittedly she thought this was crazy. But, after decades of warfare, she was determined to try anything. So in June 2002, Gbowee spoke before the congregation at the St.
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Dog Surfing festival By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Huntington Beach is Surf City. Not just for humans, either. Dog's Unleashed, the sixth annual Dog Surfing festival, turned Dog Beach into a sandy canine surf competition. Single and tandem events brought laughter and wild cheers from the hundreds who attended. Entrants came from as far as Brazil to show off their pets.
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Long Beach Comic Con By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Long Beach Comic Con provided lots of entertainment for the entire family. In addition to panels of superhero creators and comic books collectors and paraphernalia producers , hundreds of interestingly attired cos players mingled with fans at the Long Beach Convention C
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brought more than 20,000 supporters to Newport Beach on Sunday. Participants of all ages joined in the race/walk through the pristine corridors of Fashion Island in support of finding a cure
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Pacific Festival Comes Back to OC By: Anna Albaryan and Bret Weinberger
    Orange County’s Pacific Festival was a big success this summer. A nearly sold out crowd ventured to the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Aug. 16 to enjoy live indie dance music while swimming in the ocean, dancing in the sand and soaking up the beach city’s almost-t
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Not your Grandpa’s Beer By: Anna Albaryan
    Their mascot, Eve, is wearing an orange bandana in her hair and standing against a backdrop of the same bright orange that brands the Bottle Logic brewery. She is bold, adventurous, and has great taste in beer. Her dark green cargo pants paired with a laser gun in her hand and goggles on her head dub her as the perfect blend between an Indiana J
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Coastline Classic By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Pictures from this year's Coastline Classic in Corona del Mar.
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Harlow's By: Jenn Tanaka
    Unexpected delights. That is the first thing that comes to mind when dining at Harlow’s in San Juan Capistrano. The drive to the restaurant down the grass-lined Rancho Viejo Road that winds parallel to the 5 freeway brings you to a small shopping plaza. While the exterior is unassuming, the interior décor evokes a speakeasy fused wi
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Farm to Table: Rise and Shine By: Jenn Tanaka
    Driving down Jeffrey Road in Irvine, you notice a small patch of farmland. Standing tall amid the crops is a bright red barn that seems out of place amongst the nearby strip malls and housing developments. Upon closer glance, you see that the barn doubles as a farm stand. Colorful signs advertising the wares of the season, from fresh strawberrie
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Trekking through Thailand By: Justine Amodeo
    Bankok's Jewels The elephant dreams started two weeks before I departed for Thailand; trumpeting jungle stampedes, fanciful river crossings and elephant-headed men. So when I arrived in the frenetic metropolis of Bangkok, pink taxis and tuk-tuks making their way past designer malls
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • A Risque Fall
    Photographer: James Cant Stylist: Rafael Linares/One Represents Hair: Christian Marc/The Magnet Agency Makeup: Bethany McCarty/The Magnet Agency Model: Kim Daunais/Photogenics Digital Operator: Joanna Miriam Photographer Assistant: Lily Cote Stylist Assistant:
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • The Wedge Part II By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The Wedge Part II Fun and Frolic continued at the Wedge on Thursday: Day two of the after effects of Hurricane Marie off of Cabo. Smaller waves but many more rides...or attempts.
    Fri Aug 29, 2014